Online Faculty: Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health
Department: Teacher Education EDU
Locations: Fairfield, CT
Posted: Oct 7, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Position ID: 137887
About Sacred Heart University:
As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one
of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national
leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90
undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield,
Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and
Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the
University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media
& the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions;
the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of
Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley
College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from
other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The
contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual
tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be
forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their
communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 387 Colleges-2022
Edition, "Best Northeastern" and Best Business Schools-2021 Edition. Sacred
Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a
Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that
includes choir, band, dance and theatre.
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The Isabelle Farrington College of Education (FCE) at Sacred Heart
University (SHU) invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-
time, twelve-month appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor.
The successful candidate will serve as a faculty member for FCE's online
master's degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This is a remote
position which starts in January of 2022. Limited travel to the SHU
campus to support candidate residency, commencement, etc. is required.
The Clinical Assistant Professor position will require an innovative and
critical thinker who is capable of working within a collaborative environment.
This position will be primarily focused on teaching online classes in our
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program as well as
scholarship and service.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
Demonstrate knowledge of accreditation and program approval standards for
clinical mental health counseling;
Design and develop courses for the online CMHC program;
Demonstrate knowledge of and experience in employing best practices in
assessment of student learning and academic program outcomes;
Demonstrate the ability to use relevant information and individual
judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws,
regulations, or standards;
Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff and
collaborate to identify and solve problems and engage in program
Demonstrate the ability to engage graduate students and community
Demonstrate the ability to maintain and organize regulatory and compliance
documentation, reports, and other metrics using electronic media;
Possess the skill and ability to organize the work of self and others;
Demonstrate attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines;
Demonstrate computer proficiency with Microsoft office (Word, Excel, and
Demonstrate knowledge of counseling privacy and other protocols including
HIPAA and FERPA, as they apply to student records and field experiences.
Earned doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP
Two or more years of full-time professional counseling/advising, outreach
and partnership or relevant administration experience
Advising, outreach, and partnership or relevant administration experience
Full-time higher education, online teaching experience at the graduate
Actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission
and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space
where all may thrive and succeed.
Participate in developmental activities to increase understanding and
awareness of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion; apply that
understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the
community as a whole.
Demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for
Diversity & Inclusion's Mission and Vision statements.
Licensure as a Professional Counselor and/or School Counselor and/or LMFT
Experience and/or licensure in school counseling, clinical mental health
counseling or couple and family therapy
Knowledge of the CACREP accreditation process.
Membership in appropriate professional organizations (e.g., ACA, ACES,
Prior experience in teaching, research, and leadership.
Demonstrated strong commitment to and professional experience with diverse
Evidence of or potential for scholarship commensurate with clinical
Experience in supervision.
Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will start in
January of 2022.
Qualified applicants should upload a letter of interest that relates
qualifications to the requirements of the position, curriculum vitae, names
and contact information for three references, and transcripts to the attention
of Dr. Michael Alfano, through the SHU online Application Portal. The search
committee will only consider online submissions.
Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences,
recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a
community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal
opportunity employer applications from qualified candidates who reflect the
wider world in which we live are encouraged.